Major roads to be blocked on Independence Day

Major roads to be blocked on Independence Day

- Police announce major road blockage in Accra ahead of 59 Independence Day celebration

- According to the police, personnel will be deployed at vantage points to assist motorists and the general public

- Ghana gained independence from its colonial master on March 6, 1957

Major roads to be blocked on Independence Day

Heavy traffic jams (file photo)

The Ghana Police has announced a blockage of some major roads in Accra to ensure tomorrow’s Independence Day anniversary is smooth.

Ghana celebrates 59 years of independence from our colonial masters on Sunday, March 6.

According to the Director of Public Affairs of the Police Service Superintendent Cephas Arthur said: “Traffic from the 28th February Road stretching from Labone, Osu and La heading towards the Central Business District [CBD] will be diverted on to the Lokko Street at the Castle Traffic Light to link up with the Oxford Street.”

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The statement also stated that “only vehicles with assigned stickers and those carrying spectators to the Black Star Square will be allowed to pass through Police check points.”

Below are details of the statement by the Police

Traffic from the 28th February Road stretching from Labone, Osu and La heading towards the Central Business District (CBD) will be diverted on to the Lokko Street at the Castle Traffic Light to link up with the Oxford Street.

On the High Street, traffic will be diverted onto the Liberia Road through National Theater and further link up with the Ring Road towards Osu.

Motorists plying the Osu Cemetery traffic Intersection, the National Theater, Ministries, the Accra Sports Stadium towards Accra shall use the TUC link towards Cathedral Intersection and then link up with the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue.

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Motorists are further advised to note these arrangements and plan for alternative routes before embarking on their journey. Further to this, no vehicle will be allowed to park or drive through the above mentioned roads. However, security vehicles and other vehicles carrying designated dignitaries to and from the Black Star Square will be allowed to pass through Police check points after meticulous screening. Motorists who wish to attend the event but have no vehicle pass or sticker may however be allowed to park around the Accra Sports Stadium.

Meanwhile, traffic police personnel will be deployed at vantage points to assist motorists and the general public. Any inconveniences that the arrangements would cause are deeply regretted.

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